Observing Young Children
This class explores what observations are and what purpose they serve. It discusses what makes a good observation and the five traditional developmental domains that need to be assessed through observation.
Goal: to understand what observations are and what makes good observations
This mobile-friendly class is accessible on any device, including tablets and phones.
Chapter 1: Importance and Unobtusive
An observation helps you understand more about the children in your program. It assists you in measuring the child’s progress.
Understanding more about the children further assists you in planning an appropriate curriculum for the children.
Observations are best when you are not involved. Select a time when children are engaged in activities that do not require your supervision or assistance.
After completing this class, the student will be able to:
- identify the three characteristics of a good observation
- list the five traditional developmental domains
- state the three main purposes for an observation